LAW 899-03 Selected Issues Family Law

This course will examine selected issues in the relationship between family and law. The focus will be on understanding foundational family law concepts including who is a parent and how emerging alternative family structures influence legal analysis and doctrine. Th eclass will study contemporary federal and state cases with an emphasis on understanding the life of a case, from start (pre-filing) to finish (to full resolution) and not just the ultimate decision. The Family Law course is not a prerequisite and students may enroll in both courses.